City of Duncanville Announces City Manager Finalists

Duncanville, TX (November 13, 2020) – The City of Duncanville has narrowed the search for the next City Manager to two exceptionally qualified candidates.

On Saturday, November 21, 2020, the City will hold a Virtual Community Town Hall Meeting from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.  This meeting will allow residents an opportunity to ask questions of the finalists virtually.  The City Council will also have an opportunity to interview the finalists again on November 21, 2020, during a virtual meeting in Executive Session. 




Conducted by the Dallas County Elections Department. Vote Centers were utilized on Election Day. Early voting was held at the Library/Community Center, 201 James Collins Blvd. – Barbara Lewis (Judge).


Don McBurnett 879 965 32.83 (R)*
Hector Sifuentes 803 962 32.73
Misty Bain 891 1,012 34.43 (R)*
Total 2,573  2,939 100.00%


PDF of Unofficial Early Voting ResultsPDF of Unofficial Election Results

Dallas County Elections

Hand Delivering Your Ballot by Mail for the November 3, 2020 General/Joint (Presidential) Election

Under the Governor’s emergency proclamation, voters may also:

  • Hand-deliver their marked ballot to the Dallas County Elections Department, 1520 Round Table Drive, Dallas, TX 75247
  • Ballots may be hand-delivered during the Election Departments hours of operation now through Election Day (November 3, 2020)
  • If delivering in person a voter must provide an acceptable form of ID upon delivery. For a list of acceptable ID’s please review the “ID FAQ’s”at



Bajo la proclamación de emergencia del Gobernador, los votantes pueden:

Voter Registration Deadline Quickly Approaching for Presidential Election Last Day to Register is Monday, October 5, 2020

DALLAS, Texas – The General/Joint (Presidential) Election will occur on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The deadline to register to vote for this election is Monday, October 5, 2020. The Dallas County Elections Department (DCED) must receive all applications no later than Monday-October 5, 2020. Anyone not registered by the deadline, will not be able to vote in the Presidential Election.

In order to accept any last minute registrations, the DCED will be open from 8:00 a.m. until midnight on Monday, October 5.

Dallas County Elections Department is asking all citizens, groups, business and community partners to encourage all eligible individuals to register to vote for this election.

On Sunday, October 4 and Monday, October 5, DCED will join forces with the Dallas Mavericks, Univision and Dallas Morning News to hold two separate mobile voter registration activities. Applicants can register to vote and update their information without having to get out of their car. Individuals can remain in their car while they fill out their voter registration application having a contactless experience.

Voter Registration Drive-Thrus

Sunday – October 4th, 2020
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Health and Human Services Parking
Lot 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
Monday – October 5th, 2020
8:00 am–Midnight

Dallas County Elections Department
1520 Round Table Drive
Dallas, TX 75247

To be eligible to register to vote in Texas, a person must be:

  • A United States citizen;
  • A resident of the Texas county in which application for registration is made;
  • At least 18 years old on Election Day;
  • Not finally convicted of a felony, or, if so convicted must have (1) fully discharged the sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court; or (2) been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote;
  • Not determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be (1) totally mentally incapacitated; or (2) partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

Voter registration applications are available at Dallas County Tax Office locations, Post Offices and local libraries. You can also access an application from;, print it, fill it out and mail it back to DCED. The application must be postmarked by October 5, 2020.

Notice of 2020 Tax Year Proposed Property Tax Rate

Property Tax Rates in City of Duncanville

This notice concerns the 2020 property tax rates for City of Duncanville.  This notice provides information about two tax rates.  The no-new-revenue tax rate would impose the same amount of taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both years.  The voter-approval tax rate is the highest tax rate a taxing unit can adopt without holding an election.  In each case, these rates are calculated by dividing the total amount of taxes by the current taxable value with adjustments as required by state law.  The rates are given per $100 of property value.

This year’s no-new-revenue tax rate:    $0.698961
This year’s voter-approval tax rate:$0.721852

To see the full calculations, please visit for a copy of the Tax Rate Calculation Worksheets.

Unencumbered Fund Balances

The following estimated balances will be left in the taxing unit’s accounts at the end of the fiscal year.  These balances are not encumbered by corresponding debt obligation.

Type of FundBalance
General Fund$8,019,986
Debt Service Fund$1,327,409

Current Year Debt Service

The unit plans to pay the following amounts for long-term debts that are secured by property taxes.  These amounts will be paid from upcoming property tax revenues (or additional sales tax revenues, if applicable).

Description of DebtPrincipal or Contract Payment to be Paid from Property TaxesInterest to be Paid from Property TaxesOther Amounts to be PaidTotal Payment
Debt Service$720,000$763,632$0.00$1,483,632
Total required for 2020 debt service $1,483,632
-Amount (if any) paid from funds listed in unencumbered funds 56,075
-Amount (if any) paid from other resources35,000
-Excess collections last year27,274
=Total to be paid from taxes in 2020$1,365,283
Collect only 100.48% of its taxes in 2020-6,522
=Total debt levy$1,358,761

This notice contains a summary of the no-new-revenue and voter-approval calculations as certified by John R. Ames, Tax Assessor Collector on August 20, 2020.

May 2, 2020 General Election POSTPONED until November 3, 2020

The 2020 City Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and pursuant to the provisions of Section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, on March 18, 2020, the Governor of the State of Texas signed a proclamation suspending certain provisions of the Texas Election Code and the Texas Water Code to allow all local political subdivisions that are utilizing the May 2, 2020 uniform election date to postpone their elections to the November 3, 2020, uniform election date.

The City of Duncanville issued a shelter-in-place order on March 23, 2020, and given the spread of the COVID-19 virus, there is uncertainty of whether a shelter-in-place extension will be ordered. If the election is not moved to November 3, 2020 the city may be putting the election at risk due to voters not being able to exercise their right to vote.

On March 31, 2020 City Council passed Resolution No. 2020-009R postponing the May 2nd General Election to November 3, 2020. Postponing the election to November 3, 2020 does not reopen candidate filings.

On March 31, 2020 the City Council passed Resolution No. 2020-025 ordering a cancellation of the Joint Election on May 2, 2020 and declaring the election unopposed candidates for Mayor and Councilmember from District 4 of the City Council of the City of Duncanville, Texas for a two-year term. Mayor Barry L. Gordon and Councilmember Mark D. Cooks representing District 4 will be sworn into office on May 5, 2020 by City Secretary Kristin Downs.

Additional information regarding the upcoming election may be obtained by contacting the City Secretary at (972) 780-5017.

May 2, 2020 General Election Information

The 2020 City Election will be held on Saturday, May 2nd.

The slate of offices includes Council Members to represent Mayor, District 2 and District 4.

Candidates in Ballot Order:

  • Mayor – UNOPPOSED
    • Barry L. Gordon**
  • Council Member District 2
    • Don McBurnett**
    • Hector Sifuentes
    • Misty Bain
  • Council Member District 4 – UNOPPOSED
    • Mark D. Cooks**

**Denotes Incumbent

Anyone not currently registered to vote has until April 2nd to register in order to cast a ballot in the May election.  Voter registration cards may be obtained at City Hall or the Duncanville Public Library.  For more information regarding voter registration, residents may contact the Dallas County Elections Department at (469) 627-8683.

Early voting will be conducted Monday, April 20, 2020 through Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the Duncanville Library Conference Rooms located at 201 James Collins Blvd. as follows:

Monday, April 20th – Saturday, April 25th:                   8:00 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 26th:                                                                 1:00 p.m. –  6:00 p.m.

Monday, April 27th – Tuesday, April 28th:                     7:00 a.m. –  7:00 p.m.

Additional information regarding the upcoming election may be obtained by contacting the City Secretary at (972) 780-5017.

Duncanville City Council Member Johnette Jameson Elected to Women In Municipal Government National Caucus

Duncanville District 5 City Council Member Johnette Jameson has been elected Board Member of the National League of Cities (NLC) Women in Municipal Government (WIMG). This group supports networking and learning among female municipal leaders. Jameson was elected during the 2019 City Summit conference in San Antonio, Texas.

WIMG aims to raise awareness about issues of concern to women, and it encourages women to seek public office in their communities. Over the years, WIMG has worked to ensure that women hold leadership positions within NLC and serve on its board of directors and other special leadership groups.

“I am passionate about serving the community and believe that women in leadership positions play an important role in all levels of government,” said Council Member Johnette Jameson. “Organizations should have a healthy mix of male and female perspective in order to balance the dialogue, and I am proud to support the advancement of female elected officials in municipal government”.

As a leader in this constituency group, Jameson will play a key role in promoting a role for women in NLC policy discussions and development of its National Municipal Policy and its agenda for America’s cities, towns, and villages.

The leadership of this year’s committee also includes President Lindsey Horvath, mayor pro tempore, West Hollywood, California; 1st Vice President Wally Campbell, mayor, Goodyear, Arizona and 2nd Vice President Elizabeth Carr-Hurst, mayor, Fairburn, Georgia.

For more information on NLC’s constituency groups, visit: